White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Thunderbird Blown/Cracked Head Gasket Can Cause White Smoke From Exhaust
Ford Thunderbird Problem
Engines Affected: 3.8L V6, 4.6L V8, 5.0L V8
Average Mileage: 89,680 mi (67,000 mi - 135,400 mi)
Visitor, 1992 Ford Thunderbird, 5.0L V8, 67,000 mi
leaking coolent into oil
Visitor, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, 4.6L V8, 86,000 mi
Started fine, had no indication of any problems, then all of a sudden a strong odor of gas, started running rough, acting like it wanted to die. Shut it off, started it again, got blue smoke, then white out of the tailpipes, nothing but the smell of gas.
missing water in radiator
mines has a white blue smoke comming from the tail pipes upon start up , low idel. and a lot when you takes off... but it smells alot like fuel. not sweet or oil.